04-09-2012, 10:01 PM
| | Re: Trying out "The 12" from Pageplus
On 4/9/12 3:21 PM, SMS wrote:
> On 4/9/2012 10:14 AM, tycho wrote:
>> You could incur minor overages on both voice and data, and still be
>> comfortably less than $29.95/month, so it sounds like a good conversion.
>> I'd originally purchased a TnT1200 PIN, but ended up selling it
>> because it
>> soon became clear that my usage never would justify that reasonable
>> As it turns out, my usage may never justify even the reasonable
>> expense of
>> "the 12". I've been fine using a single $80 PIN applied last May...
> The problem I have with the standard plan is that the rate for data is
> so high at 99¢/MB. At least with "The 12" it's only 20¢/MB. So using a
> reasonable amount of data on "The 12" isn't too expensive.
> So I let my Talk n Text expire and had too little money on the account
> for an automatic renewal and hence I got six texts from Pageplus today:
> 2:30 a.m.: "Your balance was insufficient to renew your Talk N Text
> plan..." (this was true)
> 4:45 a.m.: "Your balance has reached zero..." (not true)
> 4:45 a.m.: "Your Unlimited Plan has Expired...." (not true, I never had
> an unlimited plan)
> 4:45 a.m.: "Attention! Your Talk N Text plan has been removed from your
> account..." (fair enough)
> 12:10 p.m.: "Your $12 plan has been activated..." (okay)
> 12:10 p.m.: "Thank you for renewing your $12 monthly plan..." (not true,
> this was the first time I had the $12 plan).
> In any case, we're now spending about $25/month total for four smart
> phones on Verizon's network.
> Next year one child-unit goes off to college, and fortunately all the
> places she was accepted have campus-wide Wi-Fi, so I think Pageplus will
> still be a good option. One campus we were at on Saturday had spotty
> Verizon 3G coverage, but had 2G service throughout the campus. It's a
> large heavily wooded campus several miles from the downtown area of the
Dude, if your kid is going off to college next year, the least of your
financial worries will be some cell phone bill!
You're all worthless and weak. Now drop and give me 20.